The World of Warcraft Theme Park in China Features a "Happiness Index" for Its Rides

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This weekend Redditor FrancescaO_O paid a visit to Joyland, the World of Warcraft-themed park in China, and reported back with this amusing picture. Each ride comes with a five-star happiness rating!

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That's most likely a broken English translation, where "happiness" is meant to reflect the ride's thrill level—as in, a five-star ride has more drops, loops and other stomach-plunging features, with a one-star ride being more for the kiddies and old folks.

But it's nice to think that a theme park would try to guarantee the actual happiness you'll have there.

Went to unlicensed World of Warcraft theme park in China yesterday. Photos if anyone wants to check it out. [Reddit]

DISCUSSION

this place is no longer fun. bye.

Joyland is a completely copycat themepark, not just of WoW, that's only 1 section of it's Disney clone(the section called Terrain of Magic). (see http://joyland.ccjoy.com/joylandweb/) they also have a Starcraft section(Tomorrowland), a jungle+water (Adventureland), and some weird Mole's World(Toy Story Land).

their grand avenue of shops includes copycat shops filled with crappy fake toys of Doraemon, Kamen Rider, Hello Kitty, Transformers, and some other weird crap i can't remember.

Changzhou is my father's hometown, so i do go there occasionally. it's an ex-industrial city heavily invested in switching to commercial tourism, but have not much to offer in nature, history or culture(except good Shanghai crab farms and tofu). unfortunately, some fuckface official with some sway, made this piece of crap in the suburbs overshadowing the much better Dino theme park in the middle of the city of Changzhou, which has little to no copycat themes as i could see, and they have some decent rides for both kids and adults, including a not too shabby waterpark. (video from one of the rides in Changzhou Dinosaur Park). also, a good track record for safety, unlike the theme parks around Zhuhai in Guangdong province.